Category Archives: News Media

“Nothing’s Gonna Change My World.”

A lifetime ago The Beatles sang, “Nothing’s gonna change my world”. It was part of the mantra-like chorus to their song, “Across the universe”. Today the opening lyrics strike me with a singular sadness: Words are flowing out like endless … Continue reading

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Crafty Speakers / Who’s Listening?

We can only have a free country if debate is honest, respectful and rational. That requires maturity and clear thinking. Is that too much to ask? I’m tired of slimy hucksters in government and journalists who ape them in the … Continue reading

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Check Your Facts. Check Your Sources.

Very few people question what they are told, at least what they are told by those who are supposed to know, those in authority, or who have credentials or credibility, those who are a trusted source of information.  CNN is that … Continue reading

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Media “Bias”

This is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Fox News.  I have no illusions that it will matter to them, but I want them to know that not everyone who watches them mindlessly swallows the pap they dish … Continue reading

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Making Sense Of Propaganda

Moammar Gadhafi is a really bad guy.  But does that justify us going to war against him?  Remember Saddam Hussein?  He was a really bad guy and we went to war against him.  So, how are the people of Iraq … Continue reading

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What’s On The Agenda?

Chris Matthews and other left-wing hacks blame conservative talk-radio hosts Michael Savage and Mark Levin for creating a “climate of hate” which led to the killings in Tucson.  The point they try to make is that “angry” rhetoric stirs up … Continue reading

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Juan Williams

Juan Williams has just learned that old-school liberalism is no longer welcome in globalist circles.  Because of my conservative views, I’ve always considered him a spokesman for the left.  But many on the left have accused him of conservative leanings, … Continue reading

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Third Party Blackout

There is a popularly held myth that we live in a ‘democracy’, that this is a ‘free country’.  Many labor under the illusion that our government actually ‘represents’ the will of the people.  But in reality, the two major political … Continue reading

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